Interline Brands, Inc. (“Interline”) is among the nation’s largest distributors and direct marketers of specialty maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products, both branded and private label. In 2015, Interline was acquired by The Home Depot®.
It stocks more than 100,000 plumbing, janitorial, electrical, hardware, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and other MRO products, from more than 3000 suppliers worldwide. Products and value-added services are sold to more than 175,000 active customers, including facilities maintenance customers, professional contractors, and specialty distributors.
Key end-markets include multifamily housing; health care institutions; educational organizations; lodging; plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC contractors; locksmiths and hardware stores. The company operates more than 70 distribution centers / branches and four regional replenishment centers across the United States, which facilitates reliable same-day or next-day delivery service to 98% of the U.S. population.
Interline employs a multi-dimensional sales model to drive market share gains, utilizing the following primary channels: field sales representatives, telesales and direct marketing including online websites, catalogs, business-to-business selling portals, and fliers. With a unified operating platform, the company can sell the same product to various customers utilizing different pricing schedules and different service models, depending on the needs of each customer.
If you want to join a dynamic organization where leadership strives to put their best foot forward with their employees and their clients, come join the Interline Team
Manager Inventory Planning & Replenishment is responsible for developing, executing, and monitoring strategic inventory initiatives for portfolio of products in a fast-paced retail environment. The manager leads a team of 3-8 individual contributors that each own the replenishment of one or several product categories. Responsibilities include analyzing trends in demand, creating replenishment strategies that achieve desired service levels, anticipating future needs, and motivating their team of analysts. Managers must be dynamic, action oriented, and focused on delivering results for their customer. Manager Inventory Planning & Replenishment holds responsibility for over $500 million in average inventory, over $2 Billion in annual sales, and hundreds of thousands of store/SKU combinations. This position interfaces with many other functional areas, including Merchandising, Distribution, Transportation, Finance, Demand Planning, and Executive Leadership.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
25% Strategic Planning Set a vision for the future to drive sales, margin & turns. Determine specific goals and measure the teams progress towards achieving them. Participate in transformational Supply Chain initiatives that result in improved service levels, costs, or product availability.
25% Tactical Implementation of Replenishment Plans Translate high level organizational objectives into specific replenishment plans. Routinely analyze inventory performance and modify replenishment tactics as necessary to drive ongoing improvement to sales, margin and turns.
25% Customer Support & Managing Internal Relationships Meet with internal customers to understand their needs; incorporate feedback from these stakeholders into replenishment strategies. Collaboratively plan for promotions, advertisements, and new product introductions. Work cross-functionally to resolve product availability issues
25% Manage Resources Grow and develop a team of direct reports. Recognize and reward team accomplishments; attract and retain talented individuals. Eliminate roadblocks that stand in the way of the teams success. Delegate tasks and ensure execution. Provide clear direction and help team members navigate through ambiguity.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position reports to Sr. Manager, Planning and Replenishment
Number of direct reports - 6
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Previous work experience in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Merchandising (previous retail experience would be valued)
APICS Certification would be a plus
Bachelors Degree (preferably with an emphasis on Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering)
Masters degree is a plus
Candidate must have demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to quickly retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and interpret data.
Strong quantitative skills through knowledge of statistics and quantitative data analysis and interpretation
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Demonstrated ability to lead teams, select and develop talent
Proven track record of success with steady career progression and increase in responsibility
Ability to build strong relationships to drive the business
Ability to execute tactically and think strategically
Ability to translate analysis to audience and communicate recommendations.
Critical thinking skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions; ability to understand and foresee implications of new information for current and future problem solving.
Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to persuade or influence others.
Strong ability to multitask and handle competing priorities at once.
Strong self-starter with ability to work with little supervision and ability to work with a team.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.